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was the victim of an acid attack now admits that it was self-inflicted. >>> and mini moon, the guinness book of world records reals >>> and mini moon, the guinness book of world records reals the world's smallest cow. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging up the blownout well behind the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in louisiana with more. ood morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this a started has finally intersected with the mccondo well some 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanely seal it off. obviously, great news for people in this area, but really just one step in their recovery. oil ctinues to wash ashore. and this
the superdome twice. guinness is expected to determine soon whether that qualifies as the largest king cake. >>> now here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. >> good morning, amara. have you ever had that before? >> i haven. but it looks like a great breakfast for me. i love sweets in the morning. >> i'll have to look that up. as far as yesterday went in the south, incrediblyhot. huntsville, alabama region had their 100th 90-degree day of the candar year. philadelphia, you broke your record yesterday for the most 90-degree days in one year. the heat this summer has been incredible and it's going to continue as we go throughout the day today. as far as the forecast goes, it looks like we're going to see the cooler air coming down from the north. billings at 44 there. that's a sign of thingsto come. as of now, we have the cooler air and warmer air hitting it and that's where we're getting the heavy rain. thre's a lot of it outside of denver and into colorado. this area of low pressure is going to be an area of possible flooding ins, especially up there in minnesota and wisconsin
. >>> and in new york, guinness world record promoted the release of their 2011 book with a play date with one of its biggest and smallest stars. bobo needed a boost to meet george, the smallest and tllest dogs in the world to make th connection. >>> now for a look at your national and local weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> there was a lot of drama when they were rescuing that animal. >> i know. it w amazing. >> eventually, they got over the hump, though. >> really, bill? you're going to start out the morning with a bad joke? >> that's how wee doing it. we had karl out there yesterday and now it's t into the gulf of mexic this one is steered more or less back towards mexico for a second landfall as we go through friday night. here is the forecast track. tropical storm at the current time karl, it could become a hurricane as we go probably into friday. so a little bit of intensifying here. but it shouldn't be too vastating of a storm for our friend down south. the other storm out there is igor not only is it strong, but it's a monster storm. it's very, very large. this storm i
. guinness hasn't weighed in yet. >>> now for a look at your national and regional wlr, here is bill karins with your national and regional forecast. >> we're looking forward to the weekend. we are dealing with a tropical storm out there. a lot of people wondering will this ever affect the united states. it's possible. but it would at least be 7 to 10 days from now. this is tropical storm matthew. you notice it heads up to here to belize and affects the yucan areas from cancun through southern mexico into tuesday. so we've got a -- this is going to be a very slow moving storm through upcoming weekend. after this point, it's unsure if it would move into the gulf or dissipate over land here. that's tropical storm matthew. the big story here in the states has been the heat. it was 90 degree heat. you can see it from dallas almost to chicago. d.c. was 93 yesterday. everywhere in red, the whole southeast and tennessee valley was in the 90s yesterday and today is going to be just as warm because that front shedding through st. louis and chicago. we have at least one more warm day before the coole
. >>> and guinness officials have certified a colombian man who stands 2'3" as the world's shortest living man. the 24-year-old who works part time as a dancer says he's very happy with his height because it makes him unique. look at him go there. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day after closing friday for a long hoimd weekend. the dow closed at 10,447. the naz dam gained 14 and the naz dam climbed 33. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo the nikkei dropped 75 points, but in hong kong the hang seng rose 46. >>> a business all-star who recently fell from grace over sexual allegations has resurfaced as a competitor. or kl has hired former hewlett-packard ceo mark hurd in its efforts to muscle in on more of hp's turf. oracle and hp had been long-time partners but with last year's purchase of sun my crow systems they became direct competitors. >>> in other executive years david weston, tv's longest serving network news chief told the staff monday he's resigning and will leave by the end of the year. >>> elseware air products has boosted to
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